A pair of detailed and precise bronze reproductions of 10th Century Viking tortoise brooches in Borre style. These brooches have been found at several locations in Norway, such as Oseberg, Ekkeröy, Vikaleiret and Kaupang. Tortoise brooches (dress brooches) are worn in pairs on the front of a Viking woman's dress. It was customary to suspend a string of beads and charms between them.
The brooches are sold in pairs.
• Size: 10,5 x 6,5 cm (approx. 4" x 2.5")
• Material: Bronze
Norse women wore pairs of oval brooches to fasten the shoulder straps of a tunic worn over other garments. Beads of amber, wood or glass may have hung between these brooches or a chain with useful items such as a comb or keys. Nearly all finds of dress brooches are crafted from bronze.